# ESP Biography

## WALKER ANDERSON, MIT Freshman, Mathematics, Puzzle/Game Enthusiast

Major: 18C

College/Employer: MIT

## Brief Biographical Sketch:

Walker Anderson is an MIT freshman majoring in Course 18C (Mathematics with Computer Science). He enjoys puzzles and games of all kinds!

## Past Classes

(Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

W15621: Firefly puzzles! in Spark 2023 (Mar. 18 - 19, 2023)
Considering that the program theme this year is fireflies, it would be pretty thematic to do some firefly logic puzzles!

X15120: Intro to Logic Puzzles in Splash 2022 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2022)
Learn how to solve pencil-and-paper logic puzzles! We'll be teaching the basic deductions for a puzzle type (likely Akari or Masyu) and working through many puzzles together. We'll also show you how to find more logic puzzles!

X14968: Intro to Puzzle Hunts in Spark 2022 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2022)
Puzzle hunts are a fun way to solve puzzles together with friends! The goal is to solve several puzzles that culminate in a final challenge, called a 'metapuzzle'. After a presentation teaching common solving strategies, you'll have the opportunity to work on a small puzzle hunt with others. You don't need any specialized puzzle-solving knowledge to participate.

X14736: Introduction to Logic Puzzles in Splash 2021 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2021)
Have you done/do you enjoy Sudoku? Well here you can learn how to do other puzzles that use similar types of deductions, but with much different rules!

X14422: Intro to Puzzle Hunts in Spark 2021 (Mar. 13 - 27, 2021)
Puzzle hunts are a fun way to solve puzzles together with friends! The goal is to solve several puzzles that culminate in a final challenge, called a 'metapuzzle'. After a presentation teaching common solving strategies, you'll have the opportunity to work on a small puzzle hunt with others. You don't need any specialized puzzle-solving knowledge to participate.

X14346: Intermediate Puzzle Logic in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
If you already know the rules of some logic puzzles, this class will teach some slightly more advanced techniques in those logic puzzles

X14365: Intro to Puzzle Hunts in Splash 2020 (Nov. 14 - 15, 2020)
Puzzle hunts are a fun way to solve puzzles together with friends! The goal is to solve several puzzles that culminate in a final challenge, called a 'metapuzzle'. After a presentation teaching common solving strategies, you'll have the opportunity to work on a small puzzle hunt with others. You don't need any specialized puzzle-solving knowledge to participate.

X13815: Intro to Puzzle Hunts in Spark 2020 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2020)
Puzzle hunts are a fun way to solve puzzles together with friends! The goal is to solve several puzzles that culminate in a final challenge, called a 'metapuzzle'. After a presentation teaching common solving strategies, you'll have the opportunity to work on a small puzzle hunt with others. You don't need any specialized puzzle-solving knowledge to participate.